Friday, January 26, 2007


It is amazing how things breakdown at an alarming rate. I had an important phone call at 6:00 PM. My class got over at 5:30 leaving me enough time to get home and get ready for the call. My wife was supposed to pick me up. When she called at 5:30 a classmate offered to drop me home. I cancelled her offer and took up my classmate's offer.
We walked 10 minutes in this biting, freezing cold weather. We reached the car. Well! what do you know? 'Panchar'! Flat tyre cliche is all that I needed. I quickly called my wife. Ringing. Ringing. Ringing. She doesnt pick up for 6 minutes. Imagine 6 agonizing minutes where you are cursing everybody you know in this world with every possible curse word. Nerves are getting fried everytime the phone hits the voice mail. Its 5:46. I run back to school. 5:51. Connect my laptop to the internet. Get my wife on MSN. "oh! you forgot the cell phone in the car. I see. I understand" - I scream. 5:56. She is stuck in traffic. I give up. I called up the person, whom I was supposed to call, and rescheduled the meeting to another day.
6:05 . I am sitting at home with absolutely nothing to do. In 5 minutes its altogether a different world. Almost as if nothing happened.


Babble said...

thats "puncture". I think you wrote it the way we say it in tamil :)

Hawkeye said...


ithu unakke too mach'a theriyalai :-). I am hoping u have been reading this blog for at least 1 week. u shldnt even ask this kostin. i made a spelling mistake. but not what u think.

Anonymous said...

Babble!!! Hahahaha!!!!! ROTFL!!!!

Anonymous said...

your writting skills are damn good. you should be writting scripts for movies and by following your blog you may not be interested in desi movies. you build the drama, set the sequence and then *bam*. Seriously..think about it.

Anonymous said...

Life is full of surprises. Every second u live is a bonus ( nothin new.u hv heard this b4). but the point here is tht whether ur tensed or ur nerves are fried nuthin is goin 2 change the already decided outcome. so y show ur angst on some1 and make thm scapegoat for your restlessness??
Try being cool (easily said).

-Smiley :-)

Hawkeye said...


i gad spelled it as 'punchure' - which is what babble ppoointed out. fair enough. i then channged 'u' to 'a' in the post to remove all ambiguity.

Hawkeye said...


:-) nandri.


the thing is - i know such things happen to me always. but still i cant believe why it does.

Deepa said...

You should've logged onto orkut.:-)

MLC said...

hawkeye, may b that call was going to take you to a pl that u wud hate, which is why it was a good thing that it did'nt happen!
yaen neenga idha ippadi yeduthuka koodaadhu?

Hawkeye said...


:-) too bummed for that.


ippadi nenaichu thaan life ottikittu irukken.